Today, the Birmingham Stallions addressed one of, if not the most important position on offense. Adding Center/Guard Cohl "The Giant" Cabral. Before the addition of Cabral the Stallions were down a very pivotal piece. Last Season All USFL Offensive Guard Cameron Hunt held down the position and held it down well, all the way to Canton, Ohio and brought home the USFL Championship.
The new Center for the Stallions stands at 6'5, 300 lbs. Not only can Cohl play the Center position well, he has also shown throughout his playing career he can be versatile and has the ability to play the entire Offensive Line. Something Skip Holtz can utilize going into Season 2.
Let's take a look at Cohl Cabral's credentials. In college after a breakout Junior Season (2018), he was recognized as one of the toughest Pac-12 offensive lineman.
Cabral began his collegiate career starting at Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils after his sophomore year, and starting it consecutively. A total of 38 games. His Senior Season (2019) was most impressive. Being named Team Captain for the second straight year by his fellow Sun Devils, he went on to allow just one sack all season. Beyond that sack Cabral did not allow a quarterback hit, naming him one of just 17 centers to accomplish such a feat in FBS history. To top off such an impactful senior year, he helped lead running back Eno Benjamin to his second consecutive 1,000 yard season, the only back to do this since the 1970's.
Going undrafted in 2020, 2021 was a busy time for Cohl. He went onto to sign with the Los Angeles Rams practice squad, soon released and was then signed to the Houston Texans. After the Texans release, he was shortly picked up and placed on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad, a month later in late November was signed to a futures contract with the New Orleans Saints. It was up and down scenario for the young Cohl Cabral.
Heading into a season with a fresh start. The "Giant" Cohl Cabral at the young age of 24 looks to take this opportunity and solidify his place with the Stallions and with time, hopes to once again show why he was a dominant force on the offensive line.